• N45BA-
    Sorry to hear you're soft on crime and your solution of letting the criminal off scott free while innocent folks foot the bill is strange to me.

    Tell you what: Let's have Mr. Rodriguez be arrested, charged, with animal cruelty, and jailed.

    Do you have a problem with criminals going to jail?

    January 24, 2011 at 7:55 p.m.
  • ok so i have a lot to say about this because i have inside information. first of all, rodriguez was called repeatedly about the animals but would not answer and was left several messages. 2 years ago ranchers were bringing in their own 18 wheelers of hay and paying thousands of dollars for it, it was a huge crisis for people with livestock! dogs are unconscious when ears are docked and when tails are docked they are so young their nerves are not developed yet, therefore they don't feel the pain, i was a vet tech i've seen it. i have watched these animals suffer for months, there is no way rodriguez did not know they were that bad. people thought the mare was pregnant but she was just bloated from eating dirt. the cows escape very often trying to get to grass and employees would have to put them back in the fence. this is straight up ABUSE!! anyone who would treat their animals this way should be punished by being treated the same way. it is ridiculous law enforcement is taking this long to do something about it.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:19 p.m.
  • Mr. Ed looks like those gals you see standing on the corners on Juan Linn St.

    January 24, 2011 at 5:23 p.m.
  • Take them all to the sale barn.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:16 a.m.
  • N45, I think the article does say people were buying food and giving it to the animals. Why should anyone help Rodriguez, if he can't afford food and vet care, he shouldn't have animals. You speak like since animals are just animals its ok to allow them to starve. The problem 2 years ago was the drought and there was no food. Ranchers were shipping all the hay they could in. It wasn't lack of feed by choice.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:03 a.m.
  • It is a violation of Texas State Law:

    42.09. Cruelty to Animals
    (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly:

    (1) tortures an animal;
    (2) fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, care, or shelter for an animal in the person's custody;

    The question is when enforcement officers will do what they are paid to do.

    The data is clear: if someone will do it to a horse they will do it to an old person or a child.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:08 a.m.
  • N45BA it wasn't just a horse there was cattle and other horses involved too. You can see all their bones. KAVU broke the story before the advocate and showed all the animals that were affected.

    January 24, 2011 at 7:07 a.m.
  • i am shocked by the comment below me. Just so heartless. Horses are living creatures, and just like humans, they too expierence pain and hunger. Not even surprised that there is very cold people in the world. I hope you dont own a cat or dog.......

    January 24, 2011 at 6:55 a.m.
  • it is obvious the care they received! maybe this person didn't understand just what it takes to care for animals especially horses!
    Mr. Rodriguez needs to let this go away and just do what's right for those poor animals!

    January 23, 2011 at 11:05 p.m.
  • You have the pictures - how much more do you need? That individual does not need to continue to abuse those animals. Surely there are other people in Victoria who can take better care of the horse and other animals. Take them away.

    January 23, 2011 at 6:17 p.m.
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    January 23, 2011 at 1:10 p.m.
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    January 23, 2011 at 12:36 p.m.
  • Why has this gone on for weeks? Give this guy a 3 day notice to provide written proof that the animals in question have been examined and treated by a licensed Veterinarian and if he doesn't comply go to the judge and get a warrant to seize the animals and have the animals seen and treated by a Veterinarian. A subsequent hearing will be held by the court to determine permanent custody of the seized animals and the original owner is commonly ordered by the court to pay for the care.

    Thank God the Advocate got involved and published the photos of these neglected animals. Maybe now the standing around will stop and some action will occur.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:17 a.m.
  • Stay classy, Luis Rodriguez...

    January 23, 2011 at 10:15 a.m.
  • I'll never understand why people keep animals that they don't intend on enjoying. It just seems like a waste. A waste of time and money, and of a good animal that someone else could PROPERLY care for and ride. Pretty sad.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:55 a.m.
  • gotataketoo:
    The owner must be in TOTAL denial-or- doesn't know how to take care of animals. The article says it all. I wonder how he would feel walking around with a sore leg. I bet he'd seek immediate attention.

    They should take the animals away from him. I don't think the situation will change, but, we'll definitely watch this one!

    --------------------------oh well!--------------------------------------------

    January 23, 2011 at 5:50 a.m.
  • The pictures say a lot!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 23, 2011 at 12:52 a.m.